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    I am so fortunate to teach because each year has been exciting and memorable, as I have been lucky to teach such wonderful students.

    This is my thirteenth  year of teaching in the Blue Valley School District and at Cedar Hills. Before coming to Cedar Hills, I had the privilege of being at home with our small children for 10 years. Prior to that, I taught in the Lee's Summit School District for 10 years.

    I grew up in St. Louis and met my husband, Rob while we were attending Avila University. Rob and I have three children, Lauren (27), Andrew (24), and Matthew (21). Our family enjoys boating, biking and traveling. Our favorite destinations are warm sandy beaches and European countries. Outside of school, you will find me reading, taking walks, and spending time with my family.  

    My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Avila University, in Elementary Education and Special Education. I also have a Masters of Art degree in Reading Education from UMKC.

    In our classroom we promote an atmosphere of safety, trust, and respect. We build a sense of community and emphasize the idea of teamwork through collaboration. I am thrilled to be teaching at Cedar Hills because of the wonderful students, supportive parents, and dedicated staff members. Cedar Hills is a fantastic place to be.